This briny, light take on a Bloody Mary is Canada’s unofficial official drink — it’s estimated that it’s the country’s most-consumed cocktail. Savory, spicy, and eminently sippable, it’s perfect as a hair of the dog at a late-morning brunch. If you’d rather not use store-bought Clamato juice, make your own with two parts clam juice to one part tomato juice.
- 1 tsp. celery salt
- 1⁄2 tsp. fresh-ground black pepper
- 1 oz. vodka
- 1⁄2 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
- 1⁄2 tsp. Tabasco sauce
- Clamato juice (or a mixture of two parts clam juice to one part tomato juice)
- 1⁄2 lime, in two wedges
- Celery hearts, for garnish
- Combine celery salt and pepper in a shallow dish. Wet the edge of a pint glas, and rim in the celery salt-pepper mixture. Fill the rimmed pint glass with ice. Pour in vodka, Worcestershire sauce, and Tobasco sauce; top with Clamato. Gently squeeze the lime wedges into the glass, and drop in the juiced pieces. Garnish with a leafy celery heart. Note: This drink scales easily, and can be made in large batches.